Video Series 2.1: Life Around The Cut

Video Series 2.1: Life Around The Cut from Nomobo Salon on Vimeo.

Men’s Haircut by Shelly Wilson
Director: Patrick Naples
Production Assistant: Nikki Walenten
Music: Cocaine Model by Zhu
Starring: Patrick Naples

Video Series 1.2: Nomobo Commercial

A glimpse into a day in the life of Nomobo Salon

Visual artist: Patrick Naples

Music: Poolside – Next To You

Stylists: Meagan, CJ, Christie, Kelly & Shelly

Models: Caroline, Natalie, Chris


Nomobo Video Series 1.1: Cobaltoan

Music: “Fantasy” by Alina Baraz & Galimatias

Model: Lisa Hidalgo

Colorist: Shelly Wilson

Visual Artist: Patrick Naples

Nomobo Blog Series 1.1: Transitioning Hair Color

Transitioning Hair Color
Artificial Hair Color Removal with Lightener

Shelly Wilson
September 2016

When removing previously colored hair, the hair’s color history and health condition will determine the product your colorist uses, development time and the end results one can achieve.

The end result hair color is determined by how light the hair can get in one removal process. Multiple removal applications may need to occur depending on the desired lightness level.

It is important to note that the integrity of the hair must also be taken into consideration. For the sake of your hair’s health, the transition process may need to occur over a series of appointments.

If multiple appointments are required, at home treatments should be done in between services. Replenishing the hair with protein and moisture is important after a color removal service.

Nomobo Blog Series 1.1 STEP ONE: COLOR REMOVAL

Consult with your colorist to determine what your desired end results are. It is important to inform your colorist of your hair color history. Lighters, demi-permanent color and permanent color all affect how the hair will interact with the lightener during the removal process. Knowing what has previously been on your hair will help give your colorist a realistic idea of what can be achieved in one removal application.

Once your colorist knows the ins and outs of your hair, they will determine how healthy the hair is. Hair that is dry and damaged may need a gentler process. Healthy hair with a long history of artificial color build up may need a stronger activator in the formulation.

Your colorist will create a color removal formulation with COLOR.ME By KEVIN.MURPHY based upon the history and condition of the hair. This will be applied to any artificial color deposit on the hair. The development time will be based on the history and condition of the hair.

NomoboBlog1.1 from Nomobo Salon on VimeoHair Colorist: Shelly Wilson, Hair Model: Meagan Williams, Video Edits: Patrick Naples, Music: Fess Grandiose 


Once all the artificial color has been removed to the desired lightness level, the hair can then be re-colored with the desired end results.

The history and integrity of the hair will dictate the final end result color selection. If there is dense color build up on the hair, the hair may only lift to be a dark orange. If the desired end result is lighter than this, the artificial hair color will need another removal application.

If time, price, or hair integrity affects the ability to do a subsequent removal, the end result will have to be colored or toned to the darkness or lightness level of what the hair lifted to. If the hair has orange tones left in it, expect to be brunette, redhead, darker caramel or deeper fashion shade. In order to be a blonde, bright fashion color, or pastel color the hair needs to be lifted to a pale yellow at minimum.

Once your colorist sees what the hair has lifted to in the removal process, they will create your next color formulation. Your end result color will be applied by your colorist.   After this last step, you will have transformed your hair from one hair color to another.

Keep your color looking fresh with salon, color safe shampoos and conditioners. Recommended products; KEVIN.MURPHY Repair.Me Wash, Repair.Me Rinse & Re.Store. Ask your colorist for your prescribed at home hair care regime.